L’amour En Fuite

Canadian-born Seattle barman Jamie Boudreau was an early adopter of technology, and started running a cocktail blog back in 2004. The then took it up a gear with his cocktail making videos hosted by Small Screen. Most recently he has opened his own bar, Canon, in the central district of Seattle.

Jamie Boudreau

While in France, Boudreau tried a snifter of St Germain elderflower liqueur, and was inspired to mix the L’amour En Fuite (‘love on the run’), which he named after the 1979 film of the same name. The drink is very fresh tasting, and gets dual aromas from the St Germain and a trace of absinthe.

Canon can be found at 928 12th Ave, Seattle, WA, USA where one of the largest selections of whiskies in America can be found.

L'amour En Fuite

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Serves: 1
Cooking Time: None


  • 15ml absinthe
  • 45ml dry gin
  • 22.5ml Martini Extra Dry
  • 7.5ml St Germain elderflower liqueur



Fill an Old Fashioned glass with ice, pour in the absinthe, top with water and leave to stand.


Stir the other ingredients with ice.


Tip the ice, water and absinthe out of the glass, refill it with more ice, and strain the drink over.


Serve with a slip of lemon peel.

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